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Is This How You See Me? [A Love & Rockets Graphic Novel]

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In Love and Rockets, Jaime Hernandez has followed the lives of his queer, Chicano cast of characters for over 30 years of romance, heartbreak, and the self-awareness that comes with age. Is This How You See Me? hones in on Jaime’s two most beloved characters, Maggie and Hopey, flashing backward and forward in time to reveal how the passage of time has molded these young LA punks into complex, middle-aged women. An intimate look at how people change and drift apart, yet remain deeply affected by their formative years, Is This How You See Me? brings Hernandez’s L&R series full circle.

Pages:
92
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
9” x 11.25”
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-182-6
Year:
2019

In Love and Rockets, Jaime Hernandez has followed the lives of his queer, Chicano cast of characters for over 30 years of romance, heartbreak, and the self-awareness that comes with age. Is This How You See Me? hones in on Jaime’s two most beloved characters, Maggie and Hopey, flashing backward and forward in time to reveal how the passage of time has molded these young LA punks into complex, middle-aged women. An intimate look at how people change and drift apart, yet remain deeply affected by their formative years, Is This How You See Me? brings Hernandez’s L&R series full circle.

Press Highlights:

"Love and Rockets [is] the rare pop cultural artifact that renders Latinas not as archetypes, but as rich and profound human beings full of messy contradiction and ambivalence." — LA Times

"This is an aching graphic novel about regret and growing older, and the ability — or inability — to confront the past." — The New York Times

"Love and Rockets has created a community of misfits filled with as much anger as warmth, with as many mistakes as wisdom, and with as much sadness as joy. That full spectrum is embodied most beautifully in [protagonists] Maggie and Hopey, and Is This How You See Me? reinforces it perfectly." — PopMatters

"While longtime fans will discover extra levels of joy and regret in this installment, even those who pick this up as their introduction to the series will be moved by its tale of growing older without necessarily growing up." — Publishers Weekly

"This book is full of innocence and experience, punk haircuts, middle-aged moshing, old movies, cigarettes and bruised hearts, all sketched out in black and white pen lines that throb with emotion and desire and anger and pain and resignation and acceptance." — Herald Scotland

"Hernandez is beloved by fans for creating complex, strong women who drive the narratives of his 'Locas' stories. Is This How You See Me? is an ideal 'Locas' entry point." — Chicago Tribune

"A moving story about the lives of two longtime friends." — The Guardian

"A must-read for even the most casual Love and Rockets fan." — Toronto Star

"A new volume of Love and Rockets, the best American comic book series of all time, is always good news." — Austin-American Statesman

"Another transcendent contribution to the Love and Rockets canon." — Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Read The New Yorker's interview with Hernandez